"This was a success," said Jeff Cox, University of Iowa history professor and member of the UI Faculty Senate who pushed for uncommitted delegates.
said Thursday that in at least two Iowa City precincts, Obama delegates did not hold the majority, with precinct 20 reporting three uncommitted and two for Obama and precinct 10 bringing in two uncommitted and two for the president.
However, statewide figures provided by the Iowa Democratic Party show a stark comparison between uncommitted delegates' 1.5 percent and Obama supporters' 98.5 percent.
The document included about 97 percent of Iowa precincts reporting.
said that although the number of uncommitted delegates pales in comparison to Obama supporters, the numbers aren't the main point.
"It's a mistake to treat this effort as some sort of horse race by counting the number of delegates," Cox
Of all the precincts in which some pre-planning had taken place, at least one uncommitted delegate was appointed, Cox
"Everywhere we were organized, we got delegates," he
Other counties drawing some noticeable numbers of other delegates included Polk County with 11 delegates, Black Hawk with 10 delegates and Jefferson